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Bordeaux is often synonymous with French wine, due in great part to the vast quantity of wine produced here, both red and white. While the quality of the wines runs along the entire spectrum, the top-tier châteaux make some of the most collectible, ageworthy, and famously expensive wines in the world. Five red varietals are permitted to be grown — Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, and Petit Verdot. The red wines are unofficially grouped first according to their origins on either side of the broad Gironde estuary that splits the region.

Châteaux in Medoc on the west side, or "Left Bank", of the estuary grow primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, with the communes of Saint-Julien, Saint-Estephe, Paulliac, and Margaux serving as standard bearers of quality. Further south, the gravelly soils of the aptly-named Graves and its sub-AOC Pessac-Léognan produce stern, structured Cabernet Sauvignon wines. Official quality designation in the Medoc came with the historic 1855 Classification, which grouped estates into one of five "growths" or quality categories. To this day, the five "First Growth" châteaux — Latour, Lafite-Rothschild, Mouton-Rothschild, Margaux, and Haut-Brion from the Graves remain the most famous names in the wine world. The eastern "Right Bank" of the Gironde is classic Merlot country, where the chalky, limestone soils allow the grape to thrive. Cabernet Franc forms the remainder of most wines, with the châteaux of Saint-Emilion and Pomerol representing the finest examples.

White Bordeaux wines are made from either Sauvignon Blanc or Sémillon, or a combination of the two varietals. These are typically full-bodied wines, yet they retain a bracing acidic structure that allows them to age exceptionally well for white wines.

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93 points Decanter: Very similar to the 2015 blend, the 2014 however reflects a more successful vintage for the norther Médoc, with a more intense colour revealing both ripe fruit and liquorice spice. The tannins may be a bit strict at this early stage, but what focus! Mid palate density, already… ...
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Meyney Saint-Estephe 2014  (#331162)

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from St-Estèphe, Left Bank, Bordeaux, France

[ 93 points Decanter: Very similar to the 2015 blend, the 2014 however reflects a more successful vintage for the norther Médoc, with a more intense colour revealing both ripe fruit and liquorice spice. The tannins may be a bit strict at this early stage, but what focus! Mid palate density, already suggested by the aromatics, promises a fine wine to be cellared for at least 10 years. 14% alcohol. (May 2018) ] 93 points Decanter: Very similar to the 2015 blend, the 2014 however reflects a more successful vintage for the norther Médoc, with a more intense colour revealing both ripe fruit and liquorice spice. The tannins may be a bit strict at this early…

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93 points Wine Enthusiast: This Peyronie family cru bourgeois estate is one of the rare properties in Pauillac that is not a classified growth. That alone makes it a good value. The wine comes from vines close to Pichon Baron in the south of the appellation. This juicy black-currant flavored wine is… ...
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Fonbadet Pauillac 2014  (#331161)

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Pauillac, Left Bank, Bordeaux, France

[ 93 points Wine Enthusiast: This Peyronie family cru bourgeois estate is one of the rare properties in Pauillac that is not a classified growth. That alone makes it a good value. The wine comes from vines close to Pichon Baron in the south of the appellation. This juicy black-currant flavored wine is still very young, full of its tannins and dark character. With its structure and acidity, the wine will age well. Drink from 2022. Alcohol 13%. (Feb 2017) ] 93 points Wine Enthusiast: This Peyronie family cru bourgeois estate is one of the rare properties in Pauillac that is not a classified growth. That alone makes it a good value. The wine comes from vines close to Pichon Baron in the south of the…

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87 points Robert Parker: The 1995 reveals less power and muscle than the 1996, but more elegance and fleshy, weedy, tobacco-tinged red and black currant fruit presented in a soft, supple, alluring, medium-bodied format... An insider's wine, Lanessan often makes wines of classified growth quality… ...
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Lanessan Haut-Medoc 1995  (#330504)

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Médoc, Left Bank, Bordeaux, France

[ 87 points Robert Parker: The 1995 reveals less power and muscle than the 1996, but more elegance and fleshy, weedy, tobacco-tinged red and black currant fruit presented in a soft, supple, alluring, medium-bodied format... An insider's wine, Lanessan often makes wines of classified growth quality that can keep for decades. Readers should consider them as hypothetical crosses between a St.-Julien and Pauillac. (Feb 1998) ] 87 points Robert Parker: The 1995 reveals less power and muscle than the 1996, but more elegance and fleshy, weedy, tobacco-tinged red and black currant fruit presented in a soft, supple, alluring, medium-bodied format... An insider's wine, Lanessan…

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80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc. An extraordinary wine in an exceptional vintage from the fine limestone terroir of Puisseguin- Saint-Emilion. Already amazingly accessible, it will reveal its full potential after a few years of bottle aging. Dark, almost inky in color. Dense… ...
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Soleil Puisseguin-St.-emilion Promesse 2012  (#325709)

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from St-Émilion, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France

[ 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc. An extraordinary wine in an exceptional vintage from the fine limestone terroir of Puisseguin- Saint-Emilion. Already amazingly accessible, it will reveal its full potential after a few years of bottle aging. Dark, almost inky in color. Dense and complex, the palate displays juicy sweet redcurrant with a hint of fresh wild strawberry and plum, almost Burgundian in style. The wine combines elegance and character with wonderful delicacy and velvety flow. ] 80% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc. An extraordinary wine in an exceptional vintage from the fine limestone terroir of Puisseguin- Saint-Emilion. Already amazingly accessible, it will reveal its full potential after a few years…

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88 points and 'Best Buy,' Wine & Spirits: Lively and bright, this is saturated with simple litchi and grapefruit flavors. It s clean and fresh, ready to chill for fruits de mer. (Oct 2017) 75% Sémillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Muscadelle. ...
W&S 88
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Graville-Lacoste Graves Blanc 2016  (#330038)

Other White Blends from Graves, Left Bank, Bordeaux, France

[ 88 points and 'Best Buy,' Wine & Spirits: Lively and bright, this is saturated with simple litchi and grapefruit flavors. It s clean and fresh, ready to chill for fruits de mer. (Oct 2017) 75% Sémillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Muscadelle. ] 88 points and 'Best Buy,' Wine & Spirits: Lively and bright, this is saturated with simple litchi and grapefruit flavors. It s clean and fresh, ready to chill for fruits de mer. (Oct 2017) 75% Sémillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc, 5% Muscadelle.

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91 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2015 Echo de Lynch Bages has grown into a gorgeous second wine. Pliant, supple and inviting, the 2015 is very nicely framed by silky tannins that add considerable appeal and early approachability. There is striking purity to the red cherry and plum fruit,… ...
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Lynch-Bages Pauillac Echo de Lynch-Bages 2015  (#326980)

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Pauillac, Left Bank, Bordeaux, France

[ 91 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2015 Echo de Lynch Bages has grown into a gorgeous second wine. Pliant, supple and inviting, the 2015 is very nicely framed by silky tannins that add considerable appeal and early approachability. There is striking purity to the red cherry and plum fruit, while lifted, floral aromatics contribute brightness. Echo is in one of the most complete, alluring second wines I tasted in 2015. Today, it is flat out delicious. Drink: 2020+. (Feb 2018) ] 91 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2015 Echo de Lynch Bages has grown into a gorgeous second wine. Pliant, supple and inviting, the 2015 is very nicely framed by silky tannins that add considerable appeal and early approachability. There is…

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A unique and unusual wine, from vineyards located in the town of Saint Christophe des Bardes, in the heart of one of the most beautiful terroirs of Saint Emilion. The vines are more than 75 years old, an assemblage of 5 different grape varieties: primarily Sauvignon Blanc, but also Sémilion Blanc,… ...
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Vieux Taillefer Blanc du Chateau Vieux Taillefer 2015  (#329604)

Other White Blends from St-Émilion, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France

[ A unique and unusual wine, from vineyards located in the town of Saint Christophe des Bardes, in the heart of one of the most beautiful terroirs of Saint Emilion. The vines are more than 75 years old, an assemblage of 5 different grape varieties: primarily Sauvignon Blanc, but also Sémilion Blanc, Sauvignon Gris, Merlot Blanc, and Chasselas. This white wine is the onlest referenced plot for white grapes in Saint Emilion. Its terroir is exceptional, and it is truly a unique and rare wine. Only 1,200 bottles produced. ] A unique and unusual wine, from vineyards located in the town of Saint Christophe des Bardes, in the heart of one of the most beautiful terroirs of Saint Emilion. The vines are more than 75 years old, an assemblage of 5 different grape varieties:…

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98 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): ...one of the greatest wines ever produced from the estate. It has a riveting bouquet of quince, honey, pear and a touch of clarified butter that is beautifully defined, offering scents of yellow flowers... The palate is beautifully balanced with perfectly… ...
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Suduiraut Sauternes 2009  (#332946)

Dessert Wine from Sauternes/Barsac, Left Bank, Bordeaux, France

[ 98 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): ...one of the greatest wines ever produced from the estate. It has a riveting bouquet of quince, honey, pear and a touch of clarified butter that is beautifully defined, offering scents of yellow flowers... The palate is beautifully balanced with perfectly judged acidity and immense purity. The finish offers crisp honey, quince and clementine notes laden with botrytis... It possesses an unerring sense of completeness and composure that is irresistible. Bravo! Drink now-2050. (Feb 2013) ] 98 points Neal Martin (Wine Advocate): ...one of the greatest wines ever produced from the estate. It has a riveting bouquet of quince, honey, pear and a touch of clarified butter that is beautifully defined, offering scents of yellow flowers... The…

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96 points and 'Top 100 Wine of 2012 (#5),' Wine Spectator: This is a bird of a different feather, with an exotic, vibrant aroma of toasted coconut, followed by an almond cream note that gives way to the core of green fig, papaya, Cavaillon melon and honey. There's stunning richness and mouthfeel,… ...
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Guiraud Sauternes 2009  (#332945)

Dessert Wine from Sauternes/Barsac, Left Bank, Bordeaux, France

[ 96 points and 'Top 100 Wine of 2012 (#5),' Wine Spectator: This is a bird of a different feather, with an exotic, vibrant aroma of toasted coconut, followed by an almond cream note that gives way to the core of green fig, papaya, Cavaillon melon and honey. There's stunning richness and mouthfeel, with the power to be one of the longer-lived wines of the vintage. Very impressive. Best from 2015 through 2040. (3/31/12) ] 96 points and 'Top 100 Wine of 2012 (#5),' Wine Spectator: This is a bird of a different feather, with an exotic, vibrant aroma of toasted coconut, followed by an almond cream note that gives way to the core of green fig, papaya, Cavaillon melon and…

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97+ points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2001 Latour is magnificent. A huge, structured wine, the 2001 Latour boasts notable depth to match its vertical, towering structure and pure power. At nearly fifteen years of age, the 2001 remains deep, virile and imposing. With air, the 2001 is a… ...
AG 97
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Latour Pauillac 2001  (#333456)

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Pauillac, Left Bank, Bordeaux, France

[ 97+ points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2001 Latour is magnificent. A huge, structured wine, the 2001 Latour boasts notable depth to match its vertical, towering structure and pure power. At nearly fifteen years of age, the 2001 remains deep, virile and imposing. With air, the 2001 is a approachable now, but ideally it needs at least a few more years in bottle. This is a superb showing by any measure. Frédéric Engerer adds that 2001 was the last vintage that was lightly filtered prior to bottling. Drink: 2021-2051. (Jul 2016) ] 97+ points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): The 2001 Latour is magnificent. A huge, structured wine, the 2001 Latour boasts notable depth to match its vertical, towering structure and pure power. At nearly fifteen years of age, the 2001 remains deep, virile…

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Top Ten Most Underrated Château in Bordeaux - Tim Atkin ...
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Feytit-Clinet Pomerol 1999  (#332001)

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Pomerol, Right Bank, Bordeaux, France

[ Top Ten Most Underrated Château in Bordeaux - Tim Atkin ] Top Ten Most Underrated Château in Bordeaux - Tim Atkin

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Yquem is widely acknowledged as the greatest sweet wine producer on the planet. However, many are unaware they also sometimes produce a dry white called Y (pronounced EE-grec in French). A blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, the grapes come from the same vineyards used in d'Yquem's famous sweet… ...
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d'Yquem Y de Yquem Bordeaux Blanc 2017  (#333143)

Other White Blends from Sauternes/Barsac, Left Bank, Bordeaux, France

[ Yquem is widely acknowledged as the greatest sweet wine producer on the planet. However, many are unaware they also sometimes produce a dry white called Y (pronounced EE-grec in French). A blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, the grapes come from the same vineyards used in d'Yquem's famous sweet wine. 2017 marks just the 33rd time ever in their long history that Y has been produced. Not only is Y among the greatest dry white wines in France when it is young, but it also has outstanding aging potential, gradually developing a multi-faceted elegance. Though this wine has not been rated yet, 2017 is widely considered one of the best white wine vintages in Bordeaux in recent memory, so expectations are that this should rank among the great Ygrecs of all time once the reviews come out. ] Yquem is widely acknowledged as the greatest sweet wine producer on the planet. However, many are unaware they also sometimes produce a dry white called Y (pronounced EE-grec in French). A blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc, the grapes come from…

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